Brian Ortega calls UFC on ABC three loss to Yair Rodriguez a 'freak accident,' wants rematch - MMA Junkie

Brian Ortega is struggling to digest his bad good fortune in defeat at UFC on ABC 3.

Ortega (15-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) suffered a dislocated shoulder within the first round of his featherweight headliner with Yair Rodriguez (14-three MMA, 9-2 UFC) on Saturday at u.s.a.enviornment in Elmont, N.Y., leading to a TKO defeat and a lot dissatisfied for an expected clash between contenders.

besides the fact that children simply over four minutes of combat time had elapsed when Ortega's arm popped out of the socket, he felt he was shining inner the octagon. It's unimaginable to say what would've came about with out the harm, however Ortega thinks he became on his strategy to the win.

"The grip turned into tight on my arm and it dislocated – that turned into it – no armlock, no nothing," Ortega told Megan Olivi on the UFC on ABC three put up-combat display. "It turned into dislocated. Freak accident. It simply sucks. the primary time it's every came about in my complete career. the primary time it's ever took place. I'm simply bowled over with the aid of it.

"everything changed into going my approach. actually i was profitable every minute of the battle. i used to be sticking to the game plan as a result of I do get emotional. … the area noticed i used to be about to demonstrate what I do most excellent, which is grapple and take handle. Then the second we hit the ground my freaking arm just came out."

At this aspect, Ortega is only crossing his fingers that there's no long-term hurt to his shoulder. He's passed through surgery twice earlier than, and while he claims this is a new damage that he's not ever experienced before, he voiced issues about the severity.

"I'm going to MRI this as soon as i will be able to," Ortega talked about. "Do what I have to do. I pray to God that I don't ought to get surgical procedure. I've already had two shoulder surgical procedures as it is, so I'm praying I don't should go beneath that knife again since it simply sucks when you ought to get surgery."

every time Ortega is able to combat again, he referred to he hopes Rodriguez is the person standing across from him with a view to have a definitive conclusion to the matchup.

"He said he's willing to run it returned – I actually want to get it again," Rodriguez spoke of. "The 2d I'm bodily match to do it, I wish to get again in. I'm now not trying to take anything else off. I'm upset. however yeah. attempting to smile and now – I put in means too an awful lot work. Sacrificed everything only for whatever thing stupid like this to happen.

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